Category Archives: Hobbies

Wasabi Peas & Soy Nut Encrusted Rack of Lamb

Whenever I go shopping, I always look for products I haven’t tried before. Sometimes I discover really yummy things, and other times I discover things that stump me. Soy nuts are a food that didn’t make much sense to me.

They are fairly bland, crispy to the point of being sharp, and very dry. I tried munching on them as a snack, but it just wasn’t worth cutting up the roof of my mouth. So, what could I do with them now?
wasabi peas and soy nuts

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Caprese Salad (30 Day Do It – Vegetarian)

Caprese Salad picture

It’s been a week since I started eating a vegetarian diet, and I’ve had a lot of really delicious food that I would have never tried before!

So far, my favorite this week has been a fresh Caprese salad made with vine ripened heirloom tomatoes, fresh picked basil from my herb garden, extra virgin olive oil, cracked black pepper, sea salt, balsamic vinegar, and assorted olives.

This dish only underscored the importance of quality ingredients when preparing a meal : )

30 Day Do It Challange: Go Vegetarian for a 30 Days

A few months ago I watched a TED video about trying something new for 30 Days. It was an interesting idea, and I have been looking for something to try… I also love playing around with cooking different foods, and have decided it would be a great challenge to go vegetarian for the month of June 2012.

By limiting my ingredients, I hope to learn more about developing flavors without using meat as a crutch.

I created an account and group to track my progress here on

The 30 Day video is for reference here:

Projection Mapping Class results

Last week I took a course on projection mapping at the Center for Design and Innovation. It was 6 days, 3 hours per day, and I learned a LOT. On the last day of class work, we spent a few hours applying everything that we learned into quick videos which were projection-mapped onto a 3D surface (3 blocks painted white).

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